The Ultimate Joust

By June L.

Play Ideas

The fiercest robot with the most tenacious code!

What you'll need:

  • Dash
  • Dash & Dot
  • 搭建积木扩展配件
Set up Time

30 minutes

Supplies
  • plank, LEGO bricks, aluminum, tape, pipe cleaners – be creative with your armor and weapons!

Mission:

Have a friend with a Dash robot or another toy itching to compete in a battle with Dash?

See if your Dash has what it takes to win The Ultimate Joust. Prepare Dash for battle by building a weapon and armor. Then build your own algorithm to face your opponent! Try using Dot to control Dash or making Dash detect obstacles with distance sensors! Grab all your friends and stuffed animals to watch the showdown.

Kinsy, our team member’s daughter, had the idea of making Dash joust, and we helped her capture the event!

Setup:

  1. Think up your game rules. How will the robots compete, and what does it take to win?

    Here are some ideas to try:

    1) Walk the plank – Put a plank on the ground (hint: an IKEA shelf works wonders) and put your bots across from each other. The last robot that stays on the plank wins!

    2) Shield Knockdown – Time to charrrrrrrrrge! be sure to secure your weapons and your armor to Dash. Charge the robots towards one another, and the last bot whose shield falls of is the winner!

  2. Prepare your robot for battle! What armor and weapon will you build on Dash? Use the Building Brick Connectors to add LEGO or fashion your own armor using spoons, aluminum foil, and any other toys you might have.

    It’s all about style and wearing your colors proudly. Be sure to add a cape or personal touch for flair!

  3. Program the winning move. Use Blockly or Go to program your ultimate moves.

Play Options:

Go App

Suggested for Ages: 5+

Drive your robot with the remote control towards your opponent! Use head motion to knock ’em down!

Path App

Suggested for Ages: 5+

Blockly App

Suggested for Ages: 8+

Think up your strategy and then program it with Blockly!

Here’s an idea to use the head motion to knock your opponent off the plank:

Use Dot to control Dash! Make Dash charge when seeing the other robot and then stop when you press Button 1.

Xylo App

Suggested for Ages: 5+